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DIY Nursery


This nursery was an absolute work of love by my mom. She is a DIY queen and the result is a room that is completely DIY, hand-me-down or re-purposed. The only thing bought was the bookshelf.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for this nursery were a couple of really neat fabrics I bought for the bedding/drapes/rug. Everything else was derived from those colors/style.

Decorating Style

Non "themey", homemade, sweet, classic

Project Details

  • Paint - Glidden "Softest Juniper"
  • DECOR:
  • Bedding, drapes and rug - Custom sewn by mom
  • Moroccan Ottoman - Idea/pattern found on
  • Bird Mobile - Idea and pattern found on blog,
  • Paisleys painted on wall by friend and artist, Laura Martindale,
  • 3 Owl Canvases - idea found on Project Nursery, pattern drawn freehand.
  • Crib - antique crib passed down and refinished
  • Changing table - Hand-me-down, refinished and new hardware
  • Rocker - hand-me-down
  • Bookshelf -
  • Baby Rocker - Mom's rocker from childhood

Favorite Items

Oh my goodness, that's like choosing a favorite child. Can we make it a tie between the bird mobile, all the custom bedding and Moroccan pouf?!


Definitely invest in some good fabric and then base everything off of that.

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  1. avatar Libby says:

    I love it! Many of my favorite things in one… bird mobile, morroccan pouf. We have a similar shade of green… any hint on where you found the rug?

  2. avatar CreativeCrumbs says:

    I absolutely love this shade of green! I love your color scheme. And the paisley painting one the wall are really pretty.

  3. avatar Jenny says:

    As one of the great Aunts, I highly approve MIles’ nursery digs!
    love that it was a DIY,love the colors, fabrics and adore the bird mobile! Kudos to both of you for choosing it and making it happen!

  4. avatar Dawn says:

    I want your mom to hang out with too, what a great room, love the paisleys on the wall.

  5. avatar Marsha says:

    Love the paisley paintings on the wall and the upside down owl. Beautiful, enjoy Miles!

  6. avatar Jane says:

    The most gorgeous nursery evah!!!!

  7. avatar Hollyjwsmall says:

    Love the fabric and the owls. Nice work!